Since we signed the final IEP yesterday we now need to transition Monkey into a new classroom. We know the classroom he is in now is not ideal. We believe that the classroom he is switching into will be better for him in the long run but there is a bit of sadness in making him change rooms. He’s been in his current classroom since last fall. There was some turnover between last year and this so making the change in early September really wouldn’t have been a very big deal but now he’s had a month to settle in and make friends. I feel like an ass making him change.
This morning he decided he wanted to choose a different activity rather than bubbles. We sat to play with “bocks!” (blocks) for a bit and then, after we cleaned up, he went to the booknook to sit with his bears. One of his little girlfriends saw him sitting there, chose a book, sat down next to him and handed it to him. He took it and we waved good-bye, he was settled. I think he’s really going to miss her, he’s been helping her settle in since day 1 and now she is returning the favor in the mornings. *sigh* Poor Monkey.
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transitions sure are tough…even when they are best 🙁
I know how you feel. Holly started 1 daycare, and in January I planned on moving her to one I tought was far superior. Not 1 week pased and she bonded with her teachers and the other kids and I felt guilty as all get out about wanting to move her… I solved this problem by quiting my job, and not having to take her to either.. But I do understand the delema. Maybe he can still go and visit his old friends, will he start part days in the new room as a transition, so he can make new friends there?
There will be a transition period where he will be going back and forth between the two so he will be making new friends over there before the final switch. I know he’ll be fine, it’s just Mommy guilt!